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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 43141–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.41
Published: 01 February 2013
... theory conventionality of simultaneity rhetoric of science industrial physics subculture relation of mainstream to margins ROBERTO LALLI* Anti-Relativity in Action: The Scientific Activity of Herbert E. Ives between 1937 and 1953 ABSTRACT Between 1937 and 1953 the industrial physicist Herbert E...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472164–199 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.164
Published: 01 April 2017
...Adam M. Sowards Exploration has always centered on claims: for country, for commerce, for character. Claims for useful scientific knowledge also grew out of exploration’s varied activities across space and time. The history of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913–18 exposes the complicated...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 462154–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.2.154
Published: 01 April 2016
..., at customs, and for museum display. By showing ways of appropriating indigenous species in these scientific and cultural activities, this paper exposes intricate associations between biological things and scientific nationalism in Republican China. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465556–591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.556
Published: 01 November 2016
... through scientific diplomacy. Courant’s Cold War scientific identity emerges from his activities as an émigré mathematician, institution builder, and international “ambassador.” © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Richard Courant Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 454513–548 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.4.513
Published: 01 September 2015
... central experimental activity at DESY via a series of changes in the organizational, scientific, and infrastructural setup of the lab, and in its contextual scientific, political, and societal environment. Together with an earlier publication on the issue in this journal, 1 this article chronicles the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 453447–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.3.447
Published: 01 June 2015
... central experimental activity at DESY via a series of changes in the organizational, scientific, and infrastructural setup of the lab, and in its contextual scientific, political, and societal environment. This article chronicles the first sixteen years (1962–77) of the history of synchrotron radiation at...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475653–677 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.653
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Moreover, I analyze Robin’s research agenda in light of the political ideas he defended as a republican in the context of the emergence of the Third Republic. At first sight, Robin’s political activity (marked by his late tenure as senator) may initially appear disconnected from his scientific agenda...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473349–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.349
Published: 01 June 2017
... families but also the well-being of all humankind. This essay is part of a special issue entitled THE BONDS OF HISTORY edited by Anita Guerrini. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California 2017 genetics public scientists scientific activism environmental citizenship women in science...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 452217–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.2.217
Published: 01 April 2015
... part of SLAC. This article tells the story of the first two decades of these activities, when the synchrotron radiation activities operated parasitically on the SLAC site, entirely peripheral to SLAC s main scientific mission in high energy physics. The article s meticulously detailed account of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 4611–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.1.1
Published: 01 February 2016
...A. Achbari; F. van Lunteren This essay examines the transformation of a local rule of thumb into a widely acknowledged meteorological law, generally known as Buys Ballot’s law. This law relates wind direction to atmospheric pressure. From 1857 to 1867, Christophorus Buys Ballot (1817–1890) actively...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503248–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.248
Published: 28 May 2020
... was greater incentive to develop non-applied sciences. 44. This prompted the Getu´lio Vargas government to regulate all activities relating to the exploitation of the country s land and wildlife. The creation of the Council for the Inspection of Artistic and Scientific Expeditions in Brazil was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503302–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.302
Published: 28 May 2020
... history and philosophy of science, science and technology studies (STS), and the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK).1 Especially *Clare College, University of Cambridge, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB21TL, United Kingdom; lcf34@cam.ac.uk 1. See, among others, Deepak Kumar, Science and the Raj, 1857 1905...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503217–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.217
Published: 28 May 2020
... Physics in the United States 1920 1950, Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 17 (1 Jan 1986): 55 98; John W. Servos, Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880 1930, Isis 77, no. 4 (1986): 611 29; Daniel J. Kevles, The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... McCormmach, outlined the scope of the new journal: It would be devoted to the history of the physical sciences in the post-Scientific Revolution period. It would encourage the study of the interdependence of the several physical sciences, and of their relation to the life sciences too, as well as the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-25–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.5
Published: 02 April 2020
... conditions to scientific ideas had existed in the field since Boris Hessen s work in the 1930s, of course. But McCormmach s interest before the first publications on the sociology of scientific knowledge appeared from the Edinburgh school, and contemporaneous with Paul Forman s studies of the effect of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-250–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.50
Published: 02 April 2020
... Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions published in 1962, of course, and to the influential phil- osophical tradition of Logical Positivism dating back to the 1920s that had also spawned an equally influential tradition after 1945 now known as analytic philosophy. Analytic philosophy of science...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
... contingency that have combined over the course of its life. Such intertwining must be due in part to changeovers in the editor and editorial board that naturally occur over a two- or three-generation span of activity. This *University of Bologna. Home address: Via di Casaglia 9, Bologna, 40135 Italy. giuliano...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... are seamlessly part of society, that science is a heterogeneous enterprise that co-evolves with or is even co-produced with plenty of other heterogeneous enterprises, that scientific knowledge- making is always done in conjunction with other activities that do not have making scientific knowledge as...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-225–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.25
Published: 02 April 2020
... PSAC s roles in the process in the 1950s and 1960s, I framed it in part as a contribution to the Forman-Kevles debate. In it I argued that the ascendency of scientific groups like PSAC in American public policy-making, especially in the aftermath of the Soviet launching of Sputnik in 1957, indicated...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
... them. The first book reviewed here, van Calmhout s biography of Sam Goudsmit, discusses the Alsos mission, of which Goudsmit was the scientific advisor. (Hall discusses this operation in his book, as an early precedent for later exploitation). Alsos was organized by the United States during World War...